If you use a wood burning appliance in your home, such as a wood stove, wood-fired furnace, pellet stove or wood-burning fireplace, and never had it WETT inspected, you should arrange for a WETT inspection for the safety of you and your family. Most insurance companies will also require you to obtain a WETT inspection on a new installation, on an existing installation that has undergone a modification, or when you purchase a home equipped with a wood burning appliance.
When you require a basic visual inspection such as for insurance or pre-purchase of a home equipped with a certified or uncertified wood stove, pellet stove, corn stove, factory built fireplace, combination or add-on furnace, you can rely on the Innisfil WETT Inspector to provide you with a Certified Inspection.
Typically, when people are looking for an insurance type of inspection, a WETT certified inspector will conduct a visual Level I inspection to determine if there is evidence of any problems with the installation.
The Site Basic ( Level One ) inspection is essentially a visual overview of the readily accessible parts, clearances, chimney heights, stove location with respect to combustible materials and construction to determine if the system meets the CSA Standard B365 (Installation Code for Solid-Fuel-Burning Appliances and Equipment) and the Ontario Building Code (Part 9)
If there are items that do not meet or could be a potential problem, we will explain the identified problem and offer the best and easiest solution. Ultimately it is up to the homeowner to make repairs and ensures his wood burning appliance complies with all regulations. All Site Basic WETT inspections are followed up with a detailed inspection report. Once the identified concerns are corrected or if necessary, repaired by a WETT certified technician, our WETT certified inspector will issue a WETT Certified Inspection Report at no extra charge.
Here are just some of the typical items that are checked during a typical WETT Inspection on a woodstove, fireplace or pellet stove:
- Chimney & Cap
- Chimney Liner or Flue Tiles
- Smoke Chamber
- Wood Stove or Fireplace Damper
- Firebox & Firebricks/Linings
- Hearth & Floor Protection
- Mantle & Clearances to Combustible Walls & Ceilings
- Heat Shield Construction for Reduced Clearances
- Proper Flue Pipe Installation & Venting
- Clearance to Combustible Exterior Items
- Chimney Foundations & Masonry
- Overall Condition of the Woodstove, Fireplace and its Chimney
WETT Inc. (Wood Energy Technology Transfer Inc.) is the authority on all solid fuel burning appliances in Canada.
Roger Frost has been a WETT Certified Inspector for over 12 years. Call today to book your WETT Certified Inspection
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